Go along the S-shaped country in 24 amazing days in the most wonderful destinations. This Vietnam tour will bring you from the ancient Hanoi to natural Sapa, from the magnificent Halong Bay to an energetic Danang, from peaceful Hoi An town to romantic Dalat, from Nha Trang of dreaming beach to mysterious Vung Tau. See a charming Vietnam through this undimmed journey.
Duration: 24 Days/ 23 Nights
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Nha Trang – Dalat – Buon Me Thuot – Mui Ne – Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Experience, Leisure, Nature, and Landscape
Tour Categories: Vietnam Tours Packages
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages Upon Request)
Transportation: Air-conditioned vehicles, plane
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, service charges
Active Level: Walking, Boating, Sightseeing, Trekking
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Transfer to Halong Bay– Signature Halong Cruise
Day 2: Halong Bay: Signature Halong Cruise
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Night Train to Sapa
Day 4: Sapa Arrival – Silver Waterfall & Heaven’s Gate
Day 5: Sapa – Ham Rong – Leisure Time
Day 6: Sapa – Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour – Half Day
Day 8: Hanoi Leisure Time
Day 9: Ha Noi – Danang – Hoi An – Free time
Day 10: Hoi An – Silk Village & Thanh Ha Pottery
Day 11: Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Marble Mountain – Danang
Day 12: Danang Free Time
Day 13: Danang – Nha Trang
Day 14: Nha Trang City Tour
Day 15: Nha Trang – Transfer to Dalat – Flower Garden & Domaine Cathedral
Day 16: Lang Biang – Truc Lam – Tuyen Lam Lake
Day 17: Cu Lan Village – Elephant Fall – Linh An Temple – Crazy House
Day 18: Dalat – Buon Me Thuot – Ako Dhong Village – Thuy Tien Waterfall – Ea Kao Lake
Day 19: Dray Nur Waterfall – Dray Sap – Elephant Riding on Don Village
Day 20: Buon Me Thuot – Mui Ne
Day 21: Mui Ne Freetime
Day 22: Mui Ne Freetime
Day 23: Mui Ne – Vung Tau
Day 24: Vung Tau – Kito Status & Lying Buddha Pagoda, Army Museum – Saigon
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Transfer to Halong – Signature Halong Cruise (L)
Welcome to our beautiful Hanoi! Your guide will wait for you at the airport, then the driver will transfer you directly to Halong Bay. After arriving in Halong at noon, check in Signature Cruise. Upon boarding, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly Crews and enjoy a welcome drink. After being checked into your cabin, you will have time to relax and explore the craft. Enjoy your tasty lunch served in the dining room while slowly cruising through magnificent limestone formations.
After lunch, have a great experience of heading to Vung Vieng Fishing Village by local rowing boats or kayaks to explore the local daily life with a lot of interesting stories told by locals. Back onboard the main craft, we will drop the anchor so that we can stay overnight, surrounded by extraordinary landscapes. Before enjoying some interesting activities at night, you can participate in the preparation for the dinner with various Vietnamese mouth-watering cuisines and then spend Happy Hour having dinner with our drink menu (Buy one get another one for free).
Finally, take advantage of our onboard facilities and relax on the rooftop deck, or watch a documentary film. If you wish, you can try your luck with squid fishing at night, which is also a great experience you hardly try anywhere else.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Signature Halong Cruise (B, L)
Welcome to attend sunrise Taichi on the upper deck. Or if you wake up early and don’t really want to join, you can get a cup of warm coffee and contemplate the perfect scenery of dawn. Enjoy a buffet breakfast before boarding Signature Day Boat to head to crystal beaches with white, bright sand in Cong Dam Area. Here, let yourself deep into a stunning, secluded beach or enjoy kayaking and swimming before having lunch on our day boat.
Go back on Signature Cruise. Freshen up and take a nap, or just relax at your leisure. While cruising to the overnight area, get ready to witness the most vivid sunset scenery you will ever see. You can go to the bar, open for Happy Hour, or join our cooking demonstration to know more about traditional Vietnamese cuisine, and spring rolls. After dinner with tasty dishes, we will hold a movie night on the boat with films following your selection. Or if you aren’t really into watching films, you can enjoy board games.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Night Train to Sapa (B, L, D)
If the previous day, you didn’t wake up early enough to witness the sunrise, this is your last opportunity, and you can’t miss it, because it’s best to observe Halong Bay in the early morning. Enjoy your light breakfast before going to Thien Canh Son cave and islets, with mysterious, stunning, and wild beauty, the last stage of your cruise trip in Halong Bay. Check out of the cabin and enjoy a tasty brunch while cruising back. You will be transported to Halong City Wharf to go back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi, you will be checked into a hotel near the train station. Free time until transfer to Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa Arrival – Sliver Waterfall, Heaven’s Gate (B, L)
Arrive in Lao Cai, you will be transferred directly to Sapa by our driver. After being checked into the hotel, relax in your room or walk around to feel the peaceful, fresh atmosphere of the “City of Fog”.
Visit Silver Waterfall, a famous address for tourists when coming to Sapa, and get ready to be strongly impressed by the majestic un-touched beauty the Creator gave Silver Waterfall. Once setting foot here, you will probably never forget. Then we will head to Heaven’s Gate. No wonder why people call it “Heaven’s Gate”, with the panoramic view of the wonderful valley, terrace fields, wild jungles, and mighty mountains.
Day 5: Sapa – Ham Rong – Leisure Time (B, L)
After breakfast, the driver will take us to Ta Van Village, where various Vietnam ethnic’s groups live harmoniously with each other. Explore natural landscapes, try some traditional food with fresh homemade ingredients, and get impressed by the best homestay service. Here you can also have the opportunity to know more about the rich history of different ethnic’s groups in Vietnam and listen to some of their traditional songs, which will definitely become a lifetime expression hardly to be forgotten.
Say goodbye to the hospitality of locals in Ta Van Village, we will head to Ham Rong Mountain (Dragon Jaw Mountain). On the top of Ham Rong Mountain, you can not only be overwhelmed by the breath-taking panorama of Sapa Townlet but also be strongly impressed by stunning orchid gardens with a lot of colorful flowers blossoming. Exploring different caves and stones in special shapes will also be an interesting experience.
Day 6: Sapa – Hanoi (B, L)
You will have free time before boarding the Sapa Express – Shuttle Bus to travel to Hanoi to continue Vietnam Tour. The trip takes about 5 hours, so you can enjoy wonderful views on the bus. Arriving in Hano, you can relax in your room or go out and enjoy Hanoi’s sparkling night.
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour – Half Day (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will get on the minibus, and the driver will take you to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Uncle Ho, his former house, The Presidental Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum or One Pillar Pagoda – a symbol of Hanoi. You will have free time in the afternoon, after lunch.
Day 8: Hanoi Leisure Time (B)
Enjoy a wonderful time in our Hanoi on your own. You can make a Hanoi Tour by wandering around beautiful streets, try some more mouth-watering cuisines, visit some art galleries or go shopping for some clothes with traditional patterns. Or, you can just simply go to Sword Lake and watch the daily of Hanoi people and walk for 700m more to enjoy a cup of egg coffee and chat with others.
Day 9: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An – Free Time (B)
Transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your short flight to Danang to continue your Vietnam Tour. On arrival in Danang, transfer to Hoi An for overnight. The nighttime is all yours. You can have a good rest in your room, or go out and enjoy the atmosphere of Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An – Silk Village & Thanh Ha Pottery (B, L)
Morning sightseeing to Silk Village Tour. Arriving in Silk Village, enjoy mulberry juice as a welcome drink before starting the tour. See the unique customs of 54 Ethnic People in Vietnam by visiting the Traditional House. Explore Cham Culture a little bit; see the Cham mulberry trees and the Cham People’s Weaving Process for almost 10 centuries, from the 5th century to the mid-15th century.
Pay a visit to the mulberry garden and learn how to get the best mulberry leaves, see them being cut into smaller pieces, which will be used to hand-feed the silkworms. Understand how people get the silk thread from the cocoon and use it to weave the silk fabric while visiting the Reeling house. If you wish, you can experience the job with local Cham artisans and craftsmen.
Continue the Tour by visiting Cham Textile House. Here you have the chance to discover the weaving process of Cham People on the short and long wooden loom to have unique handicraft products. The Champa artisan will guide customers on how to weave the brocade, and how to move the silk thread to have different beautiful patterns.
Visit Cuu Dien House: Discover the pure handicraft silk at the beginning of the 20th century which is preserved now in Quang Nam Province. Feeling the original silk threads from the cocoons and it’s different after the process. Experience the silk weaving process to understand how difficult to have pure silk products.
Visit Hoi An Silk Village exhibition: understand the difference between pure silk and fake silk fabric. The variety of silk products here will provide for your shopping and tailoring demand. Enjoy lunch at our Hoi An Silk Village Restaurant after an interesting silk tour.
The afternoon is for Thanh Ha Pottery village. We will take a 3-hour boat trip to Thanh Ha Pottery village, where we can see old men who produce jars, bowls, vases… Back to downtown for a cup of Hoi An coffee and relax after a long day of discovering. The nighttime is all yours. You can go out and see the bustling streets of Hoi An, lightened up with a thousand colorful lanterns hanging; or enjoy some street food of Hoi An.
Day 11: Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Marble Mountain – Danang (B, L, D)
Our driver will pick you up at the hotel and move directly to Ba Na Hill – a famous hill station and resort, with classical French architecture, located in the Truong Son Mountains west of Danang City. Bana has wonderful weather; especially, here you can experience 4 seasons of a year in just 1 day. After arrival, you will have free time to explore the charming beauty of Bana Hill.
In the afternoon, we will visit Marble Mountain, the home of several Buddhist and Hindu grottoes. After that, we will be back at the hotel overnight.
Day 12: Danang Freetime (B)
Spend a day exploring Danang by yourself. Stroll along Danang Beach and watch the stunning sunrise in the early morning. Wander around bustling streets and give Quang noodles and other traditional cuisines a try, visit numerous places like Cham Museum, Danang Rooster Cathedral, Son Tra Peninsula, Linh Ung Pagoda, etc.
Day 13: Danang – Nha Trang (B, L)
After your breakfast, our driver will take you to Danang Airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Arrive in Nha Trang, you will be transferred to the hotel. The time after is all yours.
Day 14: Nha Trang City Tour – Traditional Villages (B, L, D)
At 8.30 am in the morning, our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the hat-making village, where you can understand more about how to make a Vietnamese traditional conical hat. On your way, enjoy wonderful views of golden rice paddy fields and eternal green trees in the countryside. After the hat-making village, head to the rice paper village and hat-making village, where you can get the best experience through the locals’ view. Finally, go to Ponagar tower, the famous architectural complex of the Cham people.
Day 15: Nha Trang – Transfer to Dalat – Flower Garden & Domaine Cathedral (B, L)
Checking out the hotel in Nha Trang and move to Dalat, “the city of thousand flowers”. After relaxing and having lunch, in the afternoon, we will visit Dalat Flower Park, the top must-see destination once coming to Dalat. No wonder why tourists consider Dalat as the “World of Flowers”. Dalat Flower Park has various kinds of flowers with different colors and different fresh scents.
After witnessing the charming beauty of thousands of stunning flowers, we will head to Domaine de Marie, a Dalat Catholic convent, to understand a little more about Vietnamese and French architecture. After that, we can visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda (also called Dragon Pagoda), a famous pagoda in Dalat, Vietnam for an interesting adventure to explore traditional Asian architecture.
Enjoy your free time in the evening.
Day 16: Lang Biang – Truc Lam & Tuyen Lam Lake (B, L)
Set foot on Lang Biang Mountain’s summit. Listen to the story behind Lang Biang Mountain. A touching love story about two lovers loving each other so much but couldn’t get married due to the long-lasting feud between their tribes.
In the afternoon, head to Tuyen Lam Lake (Paradise Lake). Tuyen Lam Lake is a masterpiece drawn by both humans and Mother Nature, where the water and forest meet each other, creating a picturesque scenery that nowhere else can obtain. If you wish, you can have a new experience of riding an elephant.
Day 17: Cu Lan Village – Elephant Fall – Linh An Temple – Crazy Housr (B, L)
Pay a visit to Cu Lan Village, not only to enjoy a beautiful sight-see of the majestic Golden River and gorgeous Pine Valley but also to enjoy some traditional cuisines such as “Lam” Rice or Wild Pork. Head to Elephant Waterfall – a 30-meter waterfall, recognized as a National-level beauty spot, lying on Cam Ly stream. Witness the mighty scenery while listening to the old story of Elephant Waterfall.
Next, we set foot on Linh An Pagoda to take a look at its antique sanctum, built-in 1999, with red tiles covering the roof and the giant statue of Di Lac Buddhist. Here you can find the inner peace in your soul by hearing the peaceful sound of water falling, the sound of the bell, and the sound of nature from Lang Biang.
Finally, enjoy the special architecture of Hang Nga Guesthouse, described as a “fairy tale house”, also known as the “Crazy House”. With a building in giant tree-shape and twisting-designed forms, “Crazy House” gained recognition for its outstanding architecture and became one of the top-worth-visiting spots in Dalat.
Day 18: Dalat – Buon Me Thuot – Ako Dhong Village – Thuy Tien Waterfall – Ea Kao Lake (B, L)
Check out the hotel in Dalat and move to Buon Me Thuot. Start the day with a visit to Ako Dhong Village, a traditional village of Ede, a minority ethnic group in Vietnam. Then we move to Thuy Tien Waterfall, a poetic and picturesque waterfall with a variety of stones in different shapes. Here the flow of water creates shallow lakes, and if you wish, you can take a bath.
Finally, head to Ea Kao Lake not only to witness the beauty of nature with green plants and splendid flowers but also to participate in some interesting cultural events. Check in Sai Gon Ban Me Hotel and enjoy your leisure time in the evening.
Day 19: Dray Nur Waterfall – Dray Sap Waterfall (B, L)
Both Dray Nur and Dray Sap Waterfall are beautiful; however, Dray Nur is said to be more beautiful and definitely will satisfy traveling lovers. Dray Nur Waterfall offers a picturesque panorama from afar, with majestic scenery and the purity of water. Next, we move to Dray Sap Waterfall (Misty Waterfall), a waterfall with mysterious and poetic beauty because of the droplets falling from above looking like smoke.
Finally, you will have an amazing experience to get closer to elephants in Don village. Don Village is renowned for elephants, and in Vietnam, there is a Vietnamese song about that, which you can learn a little bit while enjoying the view from the elephant ride.
Day 20: Buon Me Thuot – Mui Ne – Thac Tien, Bau Sen, Bau Trang, Suoi Vang
After checking out Sai Gon Ban Me, you will be transferred to Mui Ne by our driver. Arrive in Mui Ne, check in at Tien Dat Resort overnight.
Day 21: Mui Ne Freetime
Leisure time in Mui Ne. there is no minibus today to save some. You can visit Mui Ne white sand dunes. You can walk or rent a quad bike. One tip for you is that you can rent it with a friend or split the time of renting with a group so you all can get a fraction of the price. There are more activities such as windsurfing, visiting fishing villages, watching sunrise and sunset on the main beach, or going to the bar and chilling.
Please advise if you need transportation for some leisure days in Mui Ne.
Day 22: Mui Ne Freetime
Leisure time in Mui Ne. there is no minibus today to save some. Please advise if you need transportation for some leisure days in Mui Ne.
Day 23: Mui Ne – Vung Tau – White Palace
On this day our minibus from Sai Gon will pick up you at Mui Ne and transfer you to Vung Tau for visiting White Palace, a historic national culture museum. Here you can get to know more about the Nguyen Dynasty and get a panoramic view of Vung Tau. Check-in Imperial hotel for overnight.
Day 24: Vung Tau – Kito Status & Lying Buddha Pagoda, Army Museum – Saigon
Check out the hotel in Vung Tau and transfer back to Saigon. Pay a visit to The Statue of Jesus Christ on Nho Mountain. You can trek up about 129 steps inside the statue to enjoy a stunning view of the city.
Next, we will stop by Lying Buddha Pagoda, and then we go to the Army Museum in Bien Hoa. Finally, enjoy your final day in Vietnam before your departure. See you on another Vietnam tour package!
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